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Tamiya 1/35 Stug III Ausf. G complete

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  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Tamiya 1/35 Stug III Ausf. G complete
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, December 7, 2020 12:23 PM
This kit was started in mid August of this year as a quick build that didn’t get finished till two weeks ago. My original idea was to just build it without fixing anything such as the open sponsons.
 
I stopped work on the kit for a month after one of the kit included tracks decided to snap on me. In November I made an attempt to fix the track by tying together the two track ends with some wire and that worked for a day till the track snapped in another section. I finally ended up taking a pair of tracks from another Stug III in the stash to finally finish this one.
 
The kit was painted with Tamiya acrylics and weathering done with various
different enamels. The horrible kit included string for the tow cable was replaced with wire. I did not add the kit included schurzen as it’s too thick. Markings are for 237th StuG Brigade, Wehrmacht, Russia 1943. I do plan on adding figures at a later date hence why the hatches are open.
 
I’m happy with how the model turned out however I’d like to refine my weathering skills a lot more.

 
  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, December 7, 2020 4:49 PM

The basic build looks great! Just needs those figures and some stowage to look ready to roll. Seems almost stripped down without those things.

 

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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Rifle, CO. USA
Posted by M1GarandFan on Monday, December 7, 2020 5:26 PM

Sorry you had so much trouble with the tracks. Love the camo job!

  • Member since
    April 2018
  • From: Australia
Posted by Panzer Joe on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:16 AM
I like the camo too. Yeah some figures would look sweet.( I havnt got the courage to add figures to my builds yet)
  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:26 AM

Yes,nice camo job,it seems that Stugs and Sherman's look naked without stowage.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:57 AM

Very nice, i do like the camo, came out really well.

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  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:29 AM
stik, I agree I keep putting off stowage and figures. Along with airbrushing those are my three most disliked things to do. I used to really enjoy doing figures now I put them off till there’s around ten or so waiting to get painted and I finally get tired of looking at them on the shelf.
 
 
The stowage is something I need to finally start doing and some of my builds look odd without anything such as Sherman’s. Who knows in a couple weeks I might bring the Stug back on the bench and do some more work on it. The more I’m looking at it the more easy fixes I want to do.
 
 
Thanks, M1, Panzer, Tojo and Bish. I’m glad you guys like the camo after airbrush it on I really wasn’t happy with how it looked and thought about redoing the entire thing.
 
After writing out the post and doing some thinking. I am going to dig around in my spares box and see if I can find some jerry cans, helmets etc. I might even try my hand at making a tarp if there’s enough milliput. Now to go work on those figures.

 
  • Member since
    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 3:22 PM

You did a fine job on the camo. Although they can really bring a build to life, Iam not much of a fan of figures because my hands shake too much when I try to paint small details. 

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

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1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

1/48 Tamiya m1a1 Abrams (Gulf War GB)

                     

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 3:32 PM

Nice work. I love the Stug. You really did a fine job here.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:30 AM

The paint came out looking fantastic. Sometimes the tracks will give you a hard time but looks like you whipped that sucker into submission. For stowage there are some very good resin sets on eBay and are well worth getting a couple. Again, great job overall.Beer  

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 10, 2020 8:33 AM

Oh wow! I love the camo too!!! And look forward to seeing her with a little storage and some figures added! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:54 AM

How frustrating the track issues must have been!  Great looking tank hunter.   I was recently doing some web search on the Hetzer and was shocked to see how tiny it looks next to the Stug iii

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, December 13, 2020 8:38 AM
Thanks, Keyserj, BK, PJ, Gamera and keavdog.
 
Haven’t started work on the figures or stowage for now. There are a few bottles of paint I ordered for the figures and with the delays with the post I don’t expect to see till after Christmas.

 
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